I think that when you are in the limelight it is part of your obligation to be a good role model. A lot of kids look up to you, and you are given a God-given talent, so it is your responsibility. It isn't hard to deal with. I never have to think twice about doing anything.
I think you always take pride in how you play.
Like most parents, I want everything for my kids that I didn't have. But I don't intend to spoil them. I just enjoy everything that comes naturally with parenthood.
A happy player is a good player, I think.
Everybody ticks differently, but family is very important for me.
I've got a lot to look forward to. I'm trying to be the best father I can, and that's a pretty important role. Some would say it's more important than stopping pucks.
Sometimes you're only human and you learn.
The lack of sweat to get a win is probably a record for me.
I'm usually a patient guy anyway.
Leaf fans loyalty is unshakeable. The fans keep coming back and it hurts, I have been there. I have lost in game six to go to the finals with the Maple Leafs, against Carolina and what a great final that would have been.
Wins are the most important measure for goalies, I think. Certainly it's a great accomplishment.
You change your mind-set, and as long as you've got a good mind-set, you'll know everything is good.
Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Tony Esposito, for whatever reason, it's a great honor. He's one of my idols. He's one of the greatest of all time.
Growing up, sports was my outlet, my way to portray a personality. I was very shy around people but, through sports, something I was good at, I was able to make friends.
I'm just living my life.
No matter how many years you play, it's always something new and exciting. It's sports, you never know what may happen.
I'd recommend the high road to anybody. You wonder about it and you don't really appreciate it until you do it and you find that it worked for everyone. But I recommend it.
I like to try to give something back to the community because I feel fortunate for how I was raised and how my life turned out. Each year, with the help of my brother, Grant, we run a charity golf tournament to raise money for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy.
I don't think I'd change the path that's got me where I am today.
Hopefully, my teammates will say that I was important and that I gave it everything and I didn't leave anything to chance my whole career. To be mentioned as Hall-worthy is a great thing.
I love my hockey, but if you can do that and go home and just be a dad and husband, then you have the best of both worlds.
Anytime you've played in a place and you get a win against your old team, it feels good.
It's important for me to have my family close.
There's no way I would have thought I would have had the career that I did and the longevity. Absolutely no idea.
I still have the passion to play.
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